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Tanda Tula Safari Camp

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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 7945, South Africa
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Meriden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience at Tanda Tula (meaning love of the quiet). The tents were amazing. Large and comfortably appointed, extremely large bathrooms with amazing outdoor showers, porch, and a really comfy bed. I loved laying in bed at night, looking out at the trees. I really felt like I was in the wild, hearing the monkeys, hyenas, impalas... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hats off to the entire staff at Tanda Tula Safari Camp. They know how to run a camp with the 6 AM Game Drive and the 4:00 PM Game Drive. Tracker Sam and Guide Dan are outstanding and we saw the Big 5 within 24 hours of arriving. Four couples in their late 60's or early 70's and we ALL... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend Tanda Tula enough. They are the perfect balance between camping in the wild and civilization. The staff is welcoming, friendly and always willing to help. The grounds are very well kept and we loved walking from our "tent" to the lobby and seeing animals walking around minding their business. The food is AMAZING. Chef Ryan is a... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 3 night stay at Tanda Tula was excellent from start to finish. Just enough attention to make you feel at home but not so much as to be overwhelming. We have been to a lot of safari lodges (I mean a LOT) and Tanda Tula remains a firm favourite. Accommodation is fabulous and of course the food and service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at Thanda Tula was absolutley amazing in every way. We stayed 3 nights as part of an incredible, unique, family holiday in South Africa, hand crafted specifically for us by Alex at www.extraordinary-africa.com ( who I would highly recommend). The location of Thanda Tula is perfect, overlooking a river bed on one side and a water hole on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first 2 nights of our family Safari holiday and we were welcomed in true bush hospitality with cold drinks and fresh hand towels. Our ranger Foremen and tracker Given were both very knowlegable and ensured were saw Big 5 and shared a lot of their knowledge with us. The bush breakfast and bush walk were welcomed extras... More 

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Forres Scotland
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15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you are reading this you are thinking about visiting Tanda Tula, well stop thinking about it and book it, you will not be disappointed . They have got it just right and we have been to quite a few Safari Lodges before so I am happy to say we loved Tanda Tula. From the moment we arrived until we... More 

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London
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had two nights at Tanda Tula at the end of a wonderful stay in South Africa. Tanda Tula is the most magical place I have ever stayed in thanks to its wonderful staff, glorious setting and stunning accommodation. Our game sightings were PHENOMENAL. I have been on many bushveld game drives and none of them compare to my time... More 

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victoria,canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a holiday of a lifetime at Tanda Tula. It was a dream come true. We saw all the big 5 and much more. The staff are amazing and the food and service excellent. There was nothing that we could fault. Its got to be the best safari experience anywhere. 5 star camping. We would recommend it to anyone... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Those privileged enough to experience the Timbavati will know about the special leopard sightings that happen here more often than anywhere else. Here, in fact the whole Big % experience can be properly lived, enjoyed and made to come truly alive. But you are an experienced Bush traveller and you both know the experience can be far deeper and richer... More 

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Hi Jon Thank you for your review. You are absolutely right, there is far more to the African bush than the big 5 (although always exciting to encounter!) and our team try to share their knowledge at every opportunity. We are extremely fortunately to be in such a diverse and unique nature reserve and hopefully we will be able to... More 

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